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Writing a Yearbook Colophon

“A Cola Who?” This is a phrase often uttered in the yearbook room when the adviser mentions to the editor in chief that it is time to write the colophon for the last deadline. This article includes a checklist of what to include in your colophon.

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Covering Campus Deaths

A carefully crafted policy can make a difficult time a little bit easier for you and your staff and may even provide some comfort to a grieving family and community.

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Guide to Coverage

Use this coverage guide to make your book fresh each year.

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When the Struggle is Real, Adapt

Erinn Harris had everything figured out. She ran the well-oiled machine that was the yearbook program at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. And, she had a system in place.

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It's Time for the Talk

At the close of the year, distribution day sounds like the light at the end of the tunnel. But, it’s not for the faint of heart. Or for the unprepared.

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Style Sheet for Writing Copy

Use this style sheet as a starting point for your staff. You will need to set rules that pertain to your school. Keep in mind that the ultimate goal when observing style rules is to be consistent within your publication.

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Sentence Structure Types

Professional writers typically use four types of sentence structures when writing copy. Practice emulating each of these sentence structures when composing your yearbook copy.

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Quick Caption Writing Checklist

Yearbook staffers can use this checklist as a quick and easy way to be sure captions are complete and have variety on each spread.

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Become Better Writers

Create a Culture of Practice“It’s not what you know, but what you can do.” This is a truism that underpins any sort of performance—playing the piano, executing a form in Kung Fu, lashing a drive from the tee with a slight draw—or crafting a well-written story. It seems, advisers might …

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Commonly Misspelled Words

This is a list of words that are commonly misspelled. Post this list in your yearbook room so your copy editors can make sure these words are spelled correctly.

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